Celiac.com Sponsor (A1):


Join eNewsletter


Celiac.com Sponsor (A1-m):



Join eNewsletter

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

BelleVie

Does Gluten Break Down From A Surface After A While?

Recommended Posts

Oh come now, I doubt you've heard "everything" yet. -_- you're still young.

No....I'm pretty sure that after reading some posts of late that it's official that I've heard everything but then again, just when you think you've heard the craziest Celiac myth to date, another one comes along and rears it's ugly head.  Gluten is not nuclear waste with a half life...... :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Okay, okay, Irish, I'll resolve to chill on my paranoia.  :)

 

 

Hon, I tell you straight: Vigilance is one thing, paranoia is another. Be careful, but do not live in fear. ;)


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BelleVie,

 

Rest assured, your questions were completely legit.  Some of the replies went to the "Urban Legend" level.  These are the types of mis-information that we try to refute with research or plead for use of common sense. 

 

Colleen


HAVE A SUPER SHINY DAY

 

LTES gem 2014


*Multiple AI Diseases

*General Insanity


"We cautiously travel through life to arrive safely at our death" - J. R. C. , my Son.

 

Are We There Yet? and Dad says...All you have to do it ride it out.

 

Comments/views/opinions expressed on the site are my own and are not representative of Forum Admin/Owner

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

 

smiley-face-making-cocktail.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ok - joking aside!  when i was pretty new to the diet, i had 'mystery glutenings' - one was that i couldn't stop licking my fingers/touching things (like making sandwiches for the kids - regular 'gluten' bread) and then LICKING MY FINGERS for one reason or another.  i broke myself of the habit (and i still hafta catch myself!) by wearing food prep gloves <also i am allergic to latex lolz) while i was fixing food for other folks.  makes you think twice and i never licked the gloves :)  i will sometimes wear them in the winter when i don't want to over-wash my hands (dry skin in winter!) when i'm making a big meal or something.  i always wear gloves when i'm vacuuming/houseworking but that is to save my nails.  never because i'm afraid to touch gluten - you have to ingest it - i would suppose if you worked in a bakery with flour flying around it might get breathed into your mouth and then ingested, but otherwise, touch the h*77 out of it ;)  just wash up :)

 

and wait four years before you eat dirt :P

 

(what?) 


arlene

misdiagnosed for 25 years!
just as i was getting my affairs in order to die of malnutrition...
gluten free 7/2010
blood test negative
celiac confirmed by endoscopy 9/2010

 

only YOU can prevent forest fires - smokey t. bear

 

have a nice day :)

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

and wait four years before you eat dirt :P

 

 

Never, ever read one of Arlene's responses when drinkig a hot liquid.  It hurts like hell when it comes out your nose............... :lol:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BelleVie,

 

Rest assured, your questions were completely legit.  Some of the replies went to the "Urban Legend" level.  These are the types of mis-information that we try to refute with research or plead for use of common sense. 

 

Colleen

 

Colleen, thank you for your clarification.  :) I'm a sensitive one.  :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can you give me an example of gluten not washing off because I do not understand how that is possible. It's not glue or anything.

Other foods wash off if you wash your hands, why not that one too?

 

It sounds like I alarmed you.  I am sorry for that.  This is what I said: "I have examples of it not seeming to wash off either. "

 

I only said "seem".  I don't have proof that I can post here in this forum.  All I know is that I wash everything like crazy.  Still, I regularly react to things that I get in the store, and I don't react to things that I grow in my garden.  So does my son.   Like I said, it is mystifying.  We are definitely in the super sensitive category.  Typical celiacs don't experience this.  Please don't be alarmed.  

 

As far as it being possible:  My husband and I are both chemists.  We have both worked in research and industry and worked with lots of different compounds.  Some are highly colored or strong smelling.  When this is the case you are aware of very tiny amounts of material.  When you work with things like that, you wear gloves and wash up like crazy.  You wear protective clothing and use protective equipment.   Still it sometimes doesn't come off all the way.  I would have to say that it seems more common with my coworkers than with me. :P    It is possible, but probably not in amounts that bother the typical celiac.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Edited to say:

 

I answered but I realized you were not exactly speaking to me. :D But I would like to say

that I appreciated you clarifying your statements for the readers of the thread.

 

Thanks, IH


"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Gluten washes off 3 year olds, too! But some parents might frown on power washing the kids with a fire hose?

 

I dunno, sounds like a legitimate plan for all those unclean gluten-eaters out there!   :lol:


I am my husband's "Silly Yak Girl" :)

I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2013. I also have Lupus and Common Variable Immunodeficiency(CVID) for which I am on IVIG.

Celiac.com - Celiac Disease Board Moderator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites